Quick Installation Guide for SmartEdge Advanced Services Engine

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1   Installing Advanced Services Engine

The Advanced Services Engine (ASE) card must be running the correct version of the boot ROM and so must the SmartEdge OS system. To avoid a serious equipment outage in the field, if you are running SmartEdge OS Release or later on either the ASE or the SmartEdge OS system, DO NOT DOWNGRADE to or earlier. If you must downgrade, contact your support representative for an equipment-safe procedure. Downgrading from these releases can cause permanent damage to the ASE.

Figure 1   Installing Cards in SmartEdge® 400 or 600 Chassis

Figure 2   Installing Cards in SmartEdge 800, 1200, or 1200H Chassis

The Advanced Services Engine (ASE) card enables additional services to be added to traffic flows that are beyond current PPA-based hardware and software. For flows to have these services added, the ingress PPA (iPPA) forwards them to an Application Services Processor (ASP). The ASP applies additional services to packets of the flow and forwards them to the egress PPA (ePPA). Two ASPs reside on the ASE card.

Table 1    Order Numbers

Order Number


Front Panel Label

Earliest Release


Advanced Services Engine, SmartEdge 400, 600, 800, 1200, or 1200H chassis

Advanced Services Engine

SmartEdge 400—6.1.4

SmartEdge 600—6.2.4

SmartEdge 800—6.1.4

SmartEdge 1200—6.1.4

SmartEdge 1200H—6.3.1

Table 2    Operational and Installation Data for ASE

Services Engine

Number of Ports(1)



Advanced Services Engine

4; 2 for each ASP

10/100/1000 Mbps


(1)  The SmartEdge OS does not support these ports directly.

Table 3    Slots for ASE


ASE Card Slots

SmartEdge 400

1 to 4

SmartEdge 600

1 to 6

SmartEdge 800

1 to 6 or 9 to 14

SmartEdge 1200

1 to 6 or 9 to 14

SmartEdge 1200H

1 to 6 or 9 to 14

Risk of personal injury. Do not attempt to access any component inside the chassis; no user-serviceable components exist inside it. Mechanical and electrical shock hazards are present throughout the system. Only qualified personnel are allowed to install and service the system and its components.

Risk of personal injury or damage to critical part. The ASE card is heavier than similar line cards because of the extensive use of heat sinks.

You need a #1 Phillips screwdriver to loosen and tighten the screws that secure the card in the chassis.

To add an ASE card to a system:

  1. Select the slot for the card; see Table 3

    Risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. Always use an ESD wrist or ankle strap when handling the card. Avoid touching the printed circuit board, components, or any connector pins on the card.
  2. Put on an antistatic wrist strap and attach it to an appropriate grounded surface. Do not attach the wrist strap to a painted surface; an ESD convenience jack is located on the front of the chassis.
  3. Loosen the captive screws and remove the current or blank card that is installed in the slot for the card.
  4. Install the card:
    1. Align the new card with the card guides; these guides are located at the left and right sides of the slot in a SmartEdge 400 or 600 chassis ( Figure 1) or at the top and bottom of the slot in a SmartEdge 800, 1200, or 1200H chassis ( Figure 2).
    2. Position the ejector levers away from the front panel and then carefully slide the card into the slot. The ejector levers rotate as the latching mechanisms engage the walls of the slot and the connectors on the card are inserted into the connectors on the backplane.

      Risk of equipment damage. If you feel any resistance (the card does not slide smoothly without effort) or hear the card touching the components on the card installed in the adjacent slot, do not force the card into the slot.

      Because of the high density and compact design of the SmartEdge router, the underside of the card might rub against the electromagnetic interference (EMI) gasket of the adjacent card during card insertion and potentially damage the card. To reduce this risk, ensure that the card is perfectly perpendicular to the slot. If you feel any resistance, slightly shift the front panel until it can slide easily into the slot.

    3. Push on the ejector levers until they are parallel with the front panel; this action fully seats the connectors with the backplane.
    4. Secure the card in the chassis by tightening the screws on the front panel. Then with the Phillips screwdriver, tighten each screw to a maximum torque of 5.0 inch-lbs (0.6 Newton-meters).
  1. After the card has been installed, verify its operational status as described in the hardware guide for your chassis.

Reference List

[1] Advanced Services Configuration and Operation Using the NetOp EMS Software, 1553-CRA 119 1170/1.
[2] Advanced Services Configuration and Operation Using the SmartEdge OS CLI, 1/1543-CRA 119 1170/1.
[3] Advanced Services Infrastructure Overview, 1/221 02-CRA 119 1170/1.